Tag Archives: Telematics

Young driver restrictions will improve road safety in NI

A new law in Northern Ireland will introduce restrictions to novice drivers from 2018 in a bid to improve road safety, a move welcomed by RoSPA. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has welcomed the passing of …

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Telematics webinar for fleet managers

A free webinar is being run this month aimed at providing fleet managers with insights into how telematics can be used more effectively. Brake Professional is running a free webinar on Tuesday, 26th January 2016 for fleet operators, offering advice …

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Academic partnership for insurance telematics validation

Automotive research centre at Ohio University will work with Octo Telematics on the validation of its new products and services for insurance telematics. Octo Telematics has partnered with The Ohio State University‚Äôs Center for Automotive Research (CAR), which will provide …

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Connected car development framework agreement

Toyota will use the Ford and Livio developed SmartDeviceLink software for building a voice-activated platform for in-car smartphone app usage. Japanese car manufacturer Toyota is joining Ford in its choice of Livio’s SmartDeviceLink software as the basis of its drive …

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On-board trailer telematics protect cold distribution

Fleet Managers at Edwards Transport will have proof of maintaining a cold distribution chain for its refrigerated vehicles with in-built trailer telematics. Shropshire-based Edwards Transport has taken delivery of 20 new Schmitz Cargobull S.KO COOL refrigerated trailers that will give …

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European haulier installs telematics fleet management

The fleet of Willi Betz freight vehicles are being equipped with telematics systems from Transics with CAN bus and tachograph connections. European freight operator, Willi Betz is equipping around 370 of its vehicles with advanced telematics systems from Transics, including …

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RoSPA overhauls fleet safety division

A new name headlines a number of changes being made at RoSPA to its division that deals with services for fleets and safety in the fleet user industry. Formerly known as “Driver and Fleet Solutions”, the division of the Royal …

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Telematics insurance milestone reached in North America

Over a million usage-based insurance users in the USA and Canada now have telematics units from Octo Telematics installed in their vehicles. Octo Telematics has passed the one million UBI-user mark in North America, having shipped more than one million …

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UBI app monitor drivers to provide trip based feedback

Drivers on the Snapshot UBI programme will soon be able to use a smartphone app to gain feedback on driver performance after each trip. Safe drivers can soon earn discounts on their vehicle insurance using just their mobile phones. Progressive …

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Driver monitoring app could reduce insurance premiums

A new app has been released by Octo Telematics to monitor driver behaviour and provide insurance quotes based on performance. Octo Telematics has developed a smartphone app for drivers to monitor their behaviour on the roads and see how this …

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